A HUGE thank you to all who attended our July Networking Social at Wahlburgers Waterford Lakes! The staff made sure we were well taken care of and provided us with some yummy apps! Plus those drink specials were awesome, including the spiked blueberry lemonade!
Below you will find an index of the amazing businesses that helped make our July event even more fun; including their information to connect. This is a great opportunity to connect with those vendors that you might have missed networking with at the event. I also encourage you all to like each other's pages to keep the love going; as we all grow together! Oh, and don't forget to keep them in mind for your future shopping and event needs.
T&E Photography, LLC
T&E Photography is a husband & wife team who love capturing memories of life, love, & family! They strive to capture quality images that can be treasured for years to come. It is through their love of photography that they were inspired to create T&E Photography. They focus on their clients & want to get to know you so that they can provide photos that reflect your personal interests & taste that you would be proud to hang on your wall.
Be sure to contact them for any of your photography needs!
Senegence - Linda Walk
Facebook: Walk with Confidence in Beauty
Linda brought a variety of inventory to our July event, including a lot of new product, and gave out some awesome raffle prizes! LipSense is the super popular long-lasting (4-18 hours!) liquid lip color that is formulated to molecularly bond to your lips. LipSense is Waterproof, 💋Kiss-proof, 👶🏻Kid-proof, 🌿Vegan and🙈 Cruelty-free. It’s also the official lipstick of Broadway!
In addition to LipSense, SeneGence offers many other long-lasting products, such as eye shadow, foundation, blush, mascara, etc. as well as an amazing skin care line! To see all that Linda and SeneGence have to offer, be sure to check out her Facebook page and website!
Hunter vision joined us at our GNO and provided information on all that they offer. Hunter Vision believes in freedom of sign; they offer the latest vision correction procedures, including LASIK, ICL, RLE, and refractive cataract surgery. If you didn’t have a chance to stop by their table, be sure to contact them for a free consultation (Tell them Orlando Housewives sent you!) You can also learn more about this highly rated Orlando Business by checking out their website and visiting their social media pages.
Color Street - Rachel Ayers
Rachel joined us at Wahlburgers and showed off some of her gorgeous Color Street product! If you've never tried this amazing product, you must! Color Street are 100% nail polish strips that last 10-14 days. They come 95% dry so you can put them on and continue with your day without worrying about waiting for them to dry or smudging. They come in super cute patterns and colors, and you'll just want to try them all!
Be sure to visit her website and Facebook group to learn more!
Premier Designs Jewelry - Meredith Wiggins
Meredith Wiggins, a stylist with Premier Designs joined us as our jewelry vendor. She had Limited Edition jewelry available for purchase and offered amazing prices! Meredith specializes in helping women style their existing wardrobe with Premier’s High Fashion Affordable jewelry. She loves to help every woman SPARKLE!!
To learn more about Premier Designs Jewelry, visit Meredith’s website!
Monat - April Shippy
April showed off her amazing hair care products from Monat. Never heard of Monat? Here’s some more information:
“WE ARE MODERN NATURE
Our mission is to help people everywhere enjoy beautiful, healthy, fulfilling lives through our exceptional, naturally based products, a fun and rewarding business opportunity, and a culture of family, service, and gratitude.
Our vision is to be a global leader in naturally based, anti-aging innovation—with an unrivaled business model that enhances the self-confidence and financial well-being of one million families around the globe each year.”
To learn more about these amazing products be sure to visit April’s website!
As much as I hate the term “Millenial” and have gotten super upset about it over the past few years, I’ve decided to start embracing it. As a Millenial, The Lion King was a staple of my childhood. Having debuted in the Summer of 1994, I was 6 years old and it was also my first time ever going to Disney World. Although I cannot recall seeing it in the movie theater or if a huge deal was made of it at the parks (I’m sure it was), I do remember LOVING the movie. So for 25 years I have truly loved and appreciated this amazing Disney classic.
So after seeing it in the theater this weekend, I decided a review needed to be written. Did it live up the hype? Was it worth it? Will it ruin my childhood memories? What about the classic songs? Many of these are questions we all have about all these new live-action remakes Disney has been releasing, so here I will be answering them for you in a SPOILER-FREE fashion.
Did it live up to the hype? HECK YES! Guys, this movie was seriously so amazing. I cried, I laughed till I cried, I was in suspense, I loved EVERY. SINGLE. MINUTE. So yes, I would say it was definitely worth it, and I’m going to be honest with you, I plan to go see this movie again ASAP.
Will it ruin your childhood memories? NO! If anything, I think it just enhances all those feelings you had seeing it growing up.
Why did I love it so much? The original was great in all its animation glory, but this movie is giving you a gorgeous up-close view of what these animals truly look like as well as what the savannah and pride lands really look like. To watch a real animal (ok, CGI) do these things and live in this moment was breathtaking. I honestly had more emotional moments because of this too. Animation is great, but seeing an animal show affection for another animal is always so heartwarming, and here you have it on the big screen - how can you not feel more emotional?! Obviously this also makes some scenes a little more hard to watch (I think you know which scene I’m talking about), but again, pulling on those emotional heart strings.
Timon and Pumba were probably my favorite in this new rendition. They were more hysterical than ever and I loved some of the new lines. Billy Eichner and Seth Rogan made this part better than ever.
What about those classic songs? I think they were even better than ever as well. Between using someone with an African accent to remake “Circle of Life,” to young Nala’s gorgeous voice, and then having Beyonce as adult Nala, how could the music go wrong? There were also a few new songs sprinkled in that were equally as enjoyable and tastefully placed.
Is it good for children? Look, I don’t have children, but children these days see things that I never would have been able to sit through as a child. If you would let your child watch a documentary on animals in Africa, then I think they should be fine. There are some amazing positive & growth mindset messages in this new adaptation of the film that really made me proud and that I hope resonates with today’s youth.
My final thoughts on this new Lion King film is that it gives ALL THE FEELS, is totally worth it, Disney blew it out of the park, and is a MUST-SEE this summer! I can’t wait to see it again and I will totally be buying it.
How did you feel about the movie? Comment below to let us know your thoughts!
Our July local charity spotlight is The Jobs Partnership of Florida. The Jobs Partnership was founded in 1999 and is a faith-based, non-profit 501(c)3 organization headquartered in Orlando, Florida, dedicated to building a healthy workforce through the transformation of the economically trapped, by empowering them with God’s truth, elevating their workplace abilities and attitudes, and enhancing their employability. The Jobs Partnership’s core values are based on the belief that all people were created and designed by God to not just work, but to live a fruitful life. The organization’s work has proven that a good job not only restores dignity and purpose to the person employed, but it benefits the community by diminishing poverty, crime and countless other eroding effects. The Jobs Partnership’s vision is to strengthen whole communities for generations.
The Jobs Partnership is offers LifeWorks Training, Career Pathways, Community Resource Fairs, Career Fairs, the Job Connection website, educational opportunities, mentorship and other programs and resources.
“To inspire and equip people for success at work and life”
Nearly half of all households in our community are struggling on a daily basis to provide food, rent, childcare and transportation for themselves and their families. About two-thirds are economically trapped, and may be working at one or more low-paying jobs that don’t pay nearly enough to cover the basics. Many of these men and women qualify for public assistance, but even this isn’t enough to close the gap between their income and their bills. A lack in communication and interpersonal skills, secondary education or vocational training and a very limited social network leaves many with an outlook of hopelessness. The effects of unemployment and underemployment hinders progress, erodes families, and imperils future generations. It affects our entire community, now and in the future. For more information please refer to the 2018 ALICE Report.
THE JOB PARTNERSHIP’S SOLUTION
The Jobs Partnership provides a proven solution built on the Biblical truth that all people are created and designed by God to work, to be fruitful and to have purpose in their lives. Together with our Church Partners and Volunteers, they provide an innovative, no-cost 12-week training course called LifeWorks for men and women who are stalled in their lives, their jobs, or both. This course isn’t a job skills class or government program– it’s a bootcamp for life and work, with trained volunteer Coaches and relevant, practical teaching that transforms the head and heart. During the course, Participants are paired with a Coach who becomes their mentor and advocate, invited to attend exclusive Employer Partner Career Fairs and Community Resource Fairs, and are able to use their own online job portal, Orlando Job Connection. Upon graduation, qualified Students are guided in choosing the right next step, whether it’s new career opportunities, specialized vocational training through Career Pathways with their extensive network of Community and Employer Partners or higher education. Our Coaches form meaningful relationships with Participants through the entire process, connecting them to the right people, resources and employers, with the goal of a full-time, family-sustaining career with more opportunities to continue The Way Up. (you can learn more about “The Way Up” on their website.”
HOW YOU CAN HELP
Volunteers work together as a team to support the LifeWorks clases, provide mentorship to students, serve as instructors and even work on signature events and one-time projects.
Their diverse and extensive network of Church, employer, educational, and community resource partners are the reason why the are making an impact not only around the working poor whom they serve, but among the very people and organizations that are co-laboring with them.
Monetary donations of any kind are greatly appreciated. You can learn more on how to donate here.
You can learn more about The Jobs Partnership of Florida at our July 22nd GNO at Wahlburgers in Waterford Lakes as a representative from the organization will be there to answer any questions that you might have. You can also visit their website: www.jobspartnership.org and Facebook page: www.facebook.com/jobspartnershipfl
Be sure to register for your FREE ticket to our July 22nd
Girls Night Out Networking Social & Meetup here.
Monster Jam® Triple Threat Series Returns to Tampa’s AMALIE Arena with Larger-Than-Life Events
on August 24!
Eight Monster Jam Trucks, Speedsters & ATVs are set to make their return to Tampa later this summer!
Tickets On Sale Now
Monster Jam®, the unexpected, unscripted and unforgettable family-friendly motor sport and tickets are on sale NOW. The 2019 season will bring a new level of high-flying, four-wheel excitement to the entire family with 6 different competitions at AMALIE Arena in Tampa, Florida on Saturday, August 24 at 1:00 PM and 7:00 PM.
Coming off the heels of the first time ever Monster Jam World Finals XX at Camping World Stadium in Orlando, Monster Jam is bringing more of the action back to Florida later this summer with the highly technical and high stakes athleticism of the Triple Threat Series Monster Jam event.
Featuring eight of the most intense athletes of Monster Jam, Tampa Bay area fans will witness a fierce battle for the championship with each competitor contending in customized high-powered vehicles: Monster Jam Speedsters, Monster Jam ATVs and of course, the iconic Monster Jam trucks in six events sure to leave fans on the edge of their seats.
Monster Jam drivers are trained, world-class male and female athletes who have mastered not only the physical strength and mental stamina needed to compete, but the vital dexterity to control 12,000-pound machines capable of doing backflips, vertical two-wheel skills and racing at speeds up to 70 miles per hour to produce jaw-dropping, live motor sports action seen around the world. Now across all Monster Jam events, fans in every city will have the chance to vote for the winner in the two-wheel and freestyle competitions by real-time, in-stadium fan voting on their smartphones.
Fans are invited to the Pit Party taking place on the Arena Track, prior to the 1:00 PM event, where they can get up-close and personal with the Monster Jam trucks, Speedsters, ATVs and drivers, take photos and get autographs.
FEATURED TRUCKS & DRIVERS:
Saturday, August 24, 2019 at 1pm and 7pm
Pit Party from 10:30 AM – Noon*
*must have 1:00 PM event ticket and pit pass for entry
401 Channelside Drive
Tampa, FL 33602
Ticket start at $15
General Pit Party Passes start at $15 each
Tickets & Pit Passes will be available for purchase online at Ticketmaster.com or in-person at the Amalie Arena Ticket office. For more information on a Monster Jam near you, please log onto MonsterJam.com
**ticket prices subject to change – venue/ticketing fees may apply.
Be sure to follow along on Social Media!
Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube
Tag your personal photos and fun at Monster Jam using hashtag #MonsterJam
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Disclaimer: I am a This Is Press Blogger Ambassador, and in exchange for my time and efforts in attending shows and reporting my opinion within this blog, as well as keeping you advised of the latest discount offers, This Is Press has provided me with complimentary tickets to shows and other exclusive opportunities. As always, all opinions are my own.
CELEBRATE TWO DEMENTED DECADES AND SAVE UP TO 75% ON ADMISSION FOR THE 20TH ANNIVERSARY HOWL-O-SCREAM SEASON
Busch Gardens® Tampa Bay offers the best prices of the season and employment opportunities for locals to fuel the fear this year
Celebrating 20 years of fear, Busch Gardens Tampa Bay has launched the most sinister sale of the season for Tampa’s premier Halloween event, Howl-O-Scream. The lowest priced tickets start at just $24.99 and $19.99 for Annual Pass Members.
BEST prices of the season!
This year, Howl-O-Scream returns for 22 select nights between September 20 and November 2 at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay. For a limited time, tickets are available at the lowest price of the season with special offers below:
Single Night Admission
-Any Thursday, Friday or Sunday night admission for $24.99 – up to a 75% savings!
-Any event night admission for $29.99
EXTRA Discounts for Pass Members
-Any Thursday, Friday or Sunday single date admission for $19.99
-Any event single date admission for $24.99
-Enjoy all 22 nights with the Unlimited -O-Scream Admission ticket for only $59.99.
-All -O-Scream Front Line Fear Upgrade starting at only $99.99 – allows front-of-the-line access to all -O-Scream houses and the park’s thrill rides, including the NEW Tigris, Florida’s tallest launch coaster.
These terrifyingly good deals end on July 21 at 11:59 pm.
Visit www.HowlOScream.com to shop now and learn more. Stay tuned for more dreadful details by following Howl-O-Scream on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
Want to participate in the fear?
Open Auditions for our Scare Actor Team Start July 19 (NO Experience Necessary)
Do you have what it takes to join the terrifying team behind Howl-O-Scream? Busch Gardens Tampa Bay is looking for over 400 enthusiastic performers who will add horror and humor to the award-winning event’s 20th anniversary season. Interested applicants can secure their audition spot by applying today at BuschGardensJobs.com for Howl-O-Scream Entertainer and audition at any one of these dates:
Howl-O-Scream is intended for a mature audience. This event contains intense adult content such as violence, gore, and blood. Howl-O-Scream 2019 is a separately-ticketed night event. No costumes are allowed.
Disney On Ice presents Road Trip Adventures will whisk families away on an immersive getaway chock-full of magical participatory moments. Featuring new and classic tales, this a multi-generational experience visits Orlando from September 6-8, 2019 for six performances at Amway Center. TICKETS ON SALE NOW!
ABOUT THE SHOW
Hit the road with Mickey Mouse and his pals for a high-octane ride in Disney On Ice presents Road Trip Adventures. Exciting twists and turns await as Mickey, Minnie, Goofy and guests of all ages embark on an interactive and memory-rich adventure to iconic Disney destinations. See the world from the rooftops of London with Mary Poppins and Jack and his band of dancing lamplighters. Travel to the sun-soaked Motunui and help Moana restore the heart of Te Fiti. Set off on a safari and snap unforgettable photos of wild cheetahs and monkeys when guests traverse through the Pride Lands with Simba, Timon and Pumbaa. Discover a whole new world and be swept up in Aladdin’s princely parade filled with spectacular stunts, magical moments with Genie, and a brand-new song from Jasmine that will render the audience “Speechless.” Mosey on over to a larger-than-life comedic carnival and team up with Woody and Bo Peep as they search for their new friend Forky. Fans will hit a high note with Mickey and pals during the Disney edition of Road Trip Karaoke as they introduce Rapunzel, Belle, Ariel, Mulan and Tiana. Families should be prepared for a getaway jam-packed with unexpected hijinks and surprise, up-close character interaction as Disney On Ice presents Road Trip Adventures makes a pitstop right in Orlando!
Orlando Housewives in the City readers can get 20% off select seats with code SAVE20. Not valid on premium VIP seating. Hurry for the best available seats! Code expires Sept. 5, 2019
Disney On Ice presents Road Trip Adventures will be at the Amway Center in Orlando:
Stay current on the latest developments through social media:
Twitter: @DisneyOnIce #DisneyOnIce #RoadTripAdventures
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Disclaimer: I am a Feld Entertainment Blogger Ambassador, and in exchange for my time and efforts in attending shows and reporting my opinion within this blog, as well as keeping you advised of the latest discount offers, Feld Entertainment has provided me with complimentary tickets to Feld shows and other exclusive opportunities. As always, all opinions are my own.
I'm Abby, wifey, mama x4, content creator & podcast junkie. Living in Orlando is a dream come true. I'm stoked to connect with you through the blog, social platforms & monthly girls night out events!